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Many catastrophic disaster plans include provisions of support from neighboring jurisdictions that likely will not be available in a regional disaster. Bringing multiple groups and sectors together that don't routinely work with each other can augment a response to a disaster but can also be extremely difficult because of the multi-disciplinary communication and coordination needed to ensure effective medical and public health response.In March 2014, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events convened a regional workshop bringing together key stakeholders to examine community planning and engagement when planning for health incidents in a large-scale response. This report highlights the presentations and discussion of that event.

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Institute of Medicine. 2014. Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Community Planning and Engagement: Workshop in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/21677.

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8 pages | 8.5 x 11 |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/21677

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